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New Report Details Racial Disparities in CO Marijuana Enforcement

October 25, 2012

Today, ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director Denise Maes spoke at a press conference at the Denver Justice Center announcing the release of a new report by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project. The ACLU of Colorado, a member of the campaign in support of Amendment 64, joined the NAACP Colorado/Montana/Wyoming Conference and the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in annoucing the report's findings that significant evidence of racial disparity in marijuana-related arrests exists in Colorado. 

To read the full report, click here

For more information on the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, click here.

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